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The Owl

Yugoslavia, 1973 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Aleksander Ilić

"I wanted to make a film, a message. 1 wanted it to be accepted by the" wider viewing public. The phenomenon of evil, violence, massacre in the animal world, is, in a way. identical to human aggression. The owl appears as the personification of evil, powerful and poised for destruction, and the other birds, attacked and terrified, can oppose it only if (hey unite. Their unification is imperative, for there is no other way for them to survive. Such details arc sufficient for the viewer to grasp the innumerable associations linking up these events in nature with events in man's environment". . . . Aleksandar llic.

Gold Medal, XX Festival of Yugoslavia Short and Documentary Films, 1973.

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